The Tree Fort

May 16 flash fiction

Johnny and Cindy were at Grandma’s summer cottage having a heated argument. Cindy wanted to see Johnny’s tree fort, but he wouldn’t hear of it.

When Johnny left, over to the tree she went climbing the rungs up and into
the fort. She was sitting with her back against a curtain when Johnny appeared.
“There’s not enough room, leave now!”

“Sure, there is,” Cindy replied, moving back thinking there was a wall behind the curtain. Out she went, falling onto the ground just missing a boulder.

Startled but fine Cindy got up, brushed herself off, never again to return.

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©Susan Zutautas 2019

This short story is for a flash fiction challenge over at Carrot Ranch.

Published by Susan Zutautas

A Canadian girl, born in Montreal, mother of three grown boys that lives with her husband in Ontario. Published author and poet. Loves to write flash fiction. Author of New In Town and two children's books which can be found on Amazon.

10 thoughts on “The Tree Fort

  1. Susan, this reminds me of an old tree fort near my hometown. It was much larger, though! Turns out, the bus driver built it as a boy. He never told us girls we couldn’t play there, but that boys-only club was a strong sentiment back then. Great flash!

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